Benefits cost savings in excess of 5 million dollars
A multidisciplinary team was established to handle all facets of the health and safety process. This team included medical staff preferred rehabilitation providers, safety and ergonomic specialists as well as a management team committed to improving safety and reducing benefits costs. Success was attributed to the bipartisan approach between union and management in overcoming traditional barriers to safety and return to work. The end result was a multi million dollar cost savings.
Able to avoid hundreds of recordable incidents by ensuring employees physical capacity.
An innovative work conditioning program was created for Chrysler to screen employees for potential physical capacity deficiency that could result in repetitive strain injury if left unidentified. The program consists of a protocol that simulates what workers will be exposed to at their new job. It highlights the concept of the Industrial Athlete. The goal was to cultivate overall health safety, and fitness injury Prevention through physical and mental preparation. Success was measured by improvements in:
- Employee Health and Fitness
- Education on the identification and control of ergonomic hazards
- Recommended best practices that can be utilized on the shop floor.
- Reductions in recordable incidence within our subject group
Greater Essex County District School Board
Achieved a 90% decrease in lost time days
This project focused entirely on an early active return to work process. Initially a new return to work tool kit was established and implemented to standardize the process. However, the core reason for this success was the implementation of the Myergo software as a non biased job placement protocol. The software was used to immediately determine job suitability; offers of modified work were maid within minutes. These obvious efficiencies also greatly reduced administrative time per claim. These protocols continue to provide safe, suitable and sustainable work to injured and physically restricted employees at the school Board
Leggett & Platt
Reduced actual workers compensation costs by over 75%.
This incredible savings was achieved though a comprehensive safety and disability management program overhaul. The Initial focus of this project was on disability management. Through a revised set of policy and procedures and a standardized return to work process communication was enhance with all the stakeholders. Soon significant reductions were achieved for lost time claims. Once this program was self sufficient there was a concerted effort targeting prevention. The Ergonomic failure mode and effects analysis was created and ergonomic interventions were pushed way upstream into the design phase. These efforts were and are still being realized with each new product launch.